A rolled sugar cookie dough recipe that has a hint of pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Easy to make and perfect for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving!
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I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! My kids love rolled sugar cookies and we make them for almost every holiday!
It’s so fun to be able to make your cookies in any shape.
With Fall here and Halloween coming, I have really been craving pumpkin and pumpkin spice.
I wanted some way to make sugar cookies that incorporated some pumpkin flavor.
After some trial and error, this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Recipe was born. It is so yummy and tastes just like pumpkin pie!
With the addition of pumpkin purée, this dough is a little stickier than classic sugar cookie dough.
Because of this, it’s really important to keep the dough cold. When you are not actively rolling out the dough, it should be kept in the refrigerator.
We are big Disney fans at our house so naturally we decided to make Mickey Mouse shaped pumpkin cookies!
I used this cute Mickey Mouse sandwich/cookie cutter to cut out the Mickey shape. I also used this cute pumpkin cookie cutter!
Then we make some yummy frosting that dries smooth and hard to cover the cookies and make the cute Mickey Mouse Jack-o-Lantern face!
You can find the frosting recipe down below and included with my Gingerbread Sugar Cookies recipe!
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- 3/4 Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Purée
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3-4 Teaspoons Pumpkin Spice, more or less as desired
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 5 Cups All-Purpose Flour*
*I have updated this recipe to include more flour as there were comments that the dough was sticky.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Bosch or Kitchenaid Stand Mixer
- Rolling Pin
- Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
- Pumpkin Cookie Cutter
- Fall Cookie Cutters
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheet
- Cooling Rack
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies
- Start by beating the softened butter, sugar and brown sugar until it is light and fluffy with a stand mixer. I like Bosch or Kitchenaid.
- Beat in the eggs until the dough s smooth.
- Mix in the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract.
- Add the pumpkin spice, salt, and baking powder to the mixture.
- Stir in the flour, just until moistened.
- Refrigerate the dough fo at least two hours.
- Preheat your oven to 400°
- Sprinkle flour on your work surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick.
- Use your pumpkin or Mickey Mouse cookie cutters (here are some other cute Fall cookie cutters) to cut out your desired shape.
- Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
- Remove them from the oven and let them rest on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
To frost the cookies, I used this icing recipe from my Gingerbread Sugar Cookies recipe. It’s pretty easy to make and tastes amazing.
You can use food coloring to make it any shade that you’d like. The sky’s the limit with your creativity!
- 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 2-4 Tablespoons Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Gel Food Coloring in Desired Colors
How to Make Icing
- For the decorating icing, mix together the powdered sugar and 1/4 cup milk.
- Add in the vanilla and corn syrup and mix well. The outline icing should be the consistency of toothpaste.
- To make the flood/fill icing, add more milk, one tablespoon at a time until and the flood/fill icing is the consistency of syrup.
- Color your icing with your desired colors. Dust with powdered sugar.
How to Decorate Mickey Pumpkin and Jack Skellington Cookies
Watch the video below to see how to decorate these delicious pumpkin spice sugar cookies as a Mickey Pumpkin or Jack Skellington.
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I hope that you enjoy this recipe and it can help you bring the tastes and smells of Fall to your home!
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Other Recipes You Will Love:
- Disneyland’s Apple Pie Funnel Cake
- Homemade Mickey Beignets
- Easy Mickey Mouse Halloween Cupcakes
- Disneyland’s Graveyard Cupcakes
- Mickey Mummy Macarons